ONTAPMUSIC PRESENTS: An End Of The Year Bash with Manic Focus and Artifakts
December 29 @ 8:00 pm
An End Of The Year Bash with Manic Focus and Artifakts
Looking for the perfect NYE weekend plans? Look no further! Get ready for an unforgettable night, featuring the legendary Manic Focus, who is set to take us on an extraordinary journey. Joining him on this exceptional night is Artifakts, armed with a brand new arsenal of live-controlled video content that promises to elevate his performance to a whole new level of immersive entertainment.
Kicking off the evening are two local legends and dear friends, SIDETRAKD and Brother Bear, setting the stage for an unforgettable night of music and celebration. This NYE weekend is bound to be a memorable one, so don’t miss out!
Denver-based producer Manic Focus is an artist of many talents. As a magician, he uses sleight of hand to pull objects out of thin air. As an electronic artist, he executes similarly impossible sonic acts with his vibrant, genre-defying music. But his strengths lie not only in the musical and magical: what also makes Manic Focus stand apart is his mental triumphs.
Manic Focus’ unique style – defined by a hybrid of electronic, funk, soul, and hip-hop – has helped the producer cultivate a fervent fanbase captivated by his immersive studio trickery and vibrant creative spirit – a combination that has led him to performances at festivals such as Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Hulaween, North Coast Music Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, Camp Bisco, Wakaan Festival, Summer Camp Music Festival, and multiple opening slots at Red Rocks in support of Zhu, Emancipator, Pretty Lights, and more.
Now, Manic Focus releases his 7th studio album, Never Not Blue, a new full-length project that showcases the producer’s vast growth as a multi-genre artist, including songs with the blues-infected electronic style of his earlier work as well as a wide range of modern bass music influences. Having consistently evolved over the past decade, fleshing out his sound to incorporate new approaches to genre, songwriting, and composition, Manic Focus’ new album is an amalgamation of the various styles and sounds he’s explored over the years. In many ways, Never Not Blue is a career retrospective – a look back at where Manic Focus began, and just how far he’s come.
“Artifakts is the multimedia undertaking of Garret Meyer that blurs the line between electronic genres. An ever-evolving artist, Artifakts established his project in 2011 and has been able to break out of the confines of modern electronic music while also contributing to the project both sonically and visually. Landing noteworthy shows across the country with a wide array of both live and DJ sets, this producer has shown his belonging among the ranks of both seasoned beat makers. Since 2012 Artifakts has worked with a plethora of renown musicians, labels and producers both musically and in design to provide a unique catalog of music and art very much rooted in the indie-electronic community. While toting a discography frequently favorited by study/relax playlists, an Artifakts performance is anything but stringent in style, often showcasing genres from current EDM bass music to classic funk grooves and anything in between.”